when last I attempted to emulate Anatsui in fabric

anatsui fabric strips

This was my first attempt to work with those elegant long rectangles that so struck me in the large wall pieces. It didn't do ANY of what I expected. It is floppy, and has large, loose holes in it, and it would take way too much thread to make it a more stable object. 

It drapes in an interesting way:

anatsui fabric strips draped

shown here across the top of the sewing machine with light behind it. But it is not at all what I was thinking of.